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What to do when you lose your appetite from nervous overeating of junk?

What to do when you lose your appetite from nervous overeating of junk?

Don't eat junk: There's nothing to do if you already ate junk. Obviously you should avoid it in the future. If it's just a bad habit, stay conscious of what you eat, don't have junk food at hand (try healthy snacks instead), and have family/friends support you. If nervousness is the underlying problem, check the many healthtap answers about how to handle nervousness or anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Overeating (Definition)

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What do you suggest if my stomachs sour from lack of food but I'm to nervous to eat?

What do you suggest if my stomachs sour from lack of food but I'm to nervous to eat?

First: It would help to understand why you are nervous to eat. Is it painful, are you afraid of gaining weight ? You'll receive better guidance if you provide more information. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

Blocked Nose: Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential. Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more

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What to do when you have a loss of appetite and unable to eat?

What to do when you have a loss of appetite and unable to eat?

Got more info...?: How often does this occur? Is there weight loss? What time of day are your symptoms most common (early am, evening)? Is stress or grief involved? Are you vomiting? Do you see blood in stool, or has there been a change in bowel pattern? Abdominal pain or bloating? History of eating disorder? What tests have been done? We'd love to help but your question needs more details please... ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight. How do you know when your body is craving food vs hungry, thirsty, or too hungry (sick)? What signs should I watch for?

Trying to lose weight. How do you know when your body is craving food vs hungry, thirsty, or too hungry (sick)? What signs should I watch for?

Unreliable symptoms: You need to stay on your program. Sensations of hunger are unreliable. Stick to your calorie allowances and ignore the cravings. They will fade with time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if weight loss is all about reducing calories and exercising, why not starve yourself?

Could you tell me if weight loss is all about reducing calories and exercising, why not starve yourself?

Not a good idea: Starvation is a very unhealthy approach to weight loss. Changes in diet are very important to any weight loss program and probably outweigh the benefits from exercise alone. When you starve yourself, your body will start breaking down its own tissue (muscle, bone, etc...) to provide the basic requirements it needs like glucose and calcium to keep you alive and functioning. ...Read more

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Does cutting diet coke out of your system actually cause you to lose weight?

Does cutting diet coke out of your system actually cause you to lose weight?

Research is limited: The research linking diet coke to weight gain is mixed. Some feel that drinking an artificially sweet substance can trick your body and lead you to eat more calories. An association has been shown between consuming diet drinks and larger waist size, with possible metabolic syndrome. But this is not a cause-effect relationship, nor does it suggest that stopping diet coke leads to losing weight. ...Read more

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When losing weight , how to tell you're mind "i'm full" instead of i'm hungry & what are the best foods to eat when trying lose weight atlest 60pounds?

When losing weight , how to tell you're mind "i'm full" instead of i'm hungry & what are the best foods to eat when trying lose weight atlest 60pounds?

It's called: Willpower, and it's something you can learn to do. Don't be a slave to your body and your prior unhealthy habits. There's no way to lose weight without your body making you hungry, but it doesn't hurt you physically or medically, in fact, it's just the opposite -- you get healthier and it gets easier. Learn to eat properly for the rest of your life. It will take a long time to lose 60 pounds. ...Read more

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When on your period do you lose calories and can you eat whatever you want without gaining a lot of calories?

When on your period do you lose calories and can you eat whatever you want without gaining a lot of calories?

Menses blood, only: Menstrual periods lose only blood and endometrial debris and not calories. If you overeat at that time you will surely gain weight without exercise. ...Read more

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Can flu turn you away from food and make you lose your appetite?

Viral illnesses: Such as the flu can decrease your appetite and desire to eat. Key to stay well hydrated drinking plenty of fluids and eating soft foods as tolerated. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause you to find food repulsive? I gag thinking about eating. What can I do to get nutrients when I can't eat?

Can stress and anxiety cause you to find food repulsive? I gag thinking about eating. What can I do to get nutrients when I can't eat?

Therapy+Ensure: Yes, and while you await your first (ASAP) appointment w/ a good CBT therapist optimally w/ special experience in eating issues - consume a product like Ensure as directed and as you can tolerate it, add bits of any additional food you feel OK w/. Ask at a Health or Drug Store for ideas. ...Read more

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I keep regularly overeating at meals. What causes the urge to overeat? Should I tell my doctor?

I keep regularly overeating at meals. What causes the urge to overeat? Should I tell my doctor?

Emotional Eating: I understand that you find pleasure in eating. Your Health is PRECIOUS! “Regularly overeating seems to indicate lack of concern for your health, eating on impulse, to feel pleasure; to overcome anxiety, sadness, loneliness, frustration or boredom. It is NOT what you eat It is What is eating you! Tell your doctor about your diet, overeating, stresses in your life, have Balanced Diet and Therapy. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to decrease body fat i run a lot and do not consume very many calories or carbs just not working any tips?

Whats the best way to decrease body fat i run a lot and do not consume very many calories or carbs just not working any tips?

Weight loss: Stick to a plant based diet, do aerobic exercise 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, being a little breathy and do weight training three times a week. You should see results in time with this regimen. Best. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to gain weight the healthy way. What kind of food should I eat?

What to do if i want to gain weight the healthy way. What kind of food should I eat?

Complex carbohydrate: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates as whole grains, 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Take in more calories than you need and you will gain. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to detox off sugar. I would like to lose weight but junk food is my weakness.

Whats the best way to detox off sugar. I would like to lose weight but junk food is my weakness.

Just say NO: I must admit that I am not a fan of the concept that we have to "detox" our bodies. There are substances like sedatives, alcohol and opiates that cause our body to make changes that must be gradually reduced, or we get symptoms. Sugar is not one of them. Stop eating refined sugars, and stick with complex carbohydrates. If you want, if you do use sugar, use brown and unrefined sugars (baking etc). ...Read more

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Is there a way to control your hunger from ovulation to period? I mean I work out a lot and eat lots of veggies but cravings get insane please help?

Is there a way to control your hunger from ovulation to period? I mean I work out a lot and eat lots of veggies but cravings get insane please help?

What r u craving?: I wonder if you have some sort of nutritional deficiency. It is not normal to have overwhelming cravings just because you are in a certain part if your period. ...Read more